Dr. Petrova’s particular areas of specialization are in commercial real estate, REITs and real estate operations, corporate governance and corporate restructuring. She has published in top real estate and finance journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Financial Management, Journal of International Money and Finance, Real Estate Economics and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Dr. Petrova has won several awards for her research and teaching. She was awarded the International Business Finance Conference Best Paper Award by the ICFAI Business School, India in 2012, the CoStar Best Paper Award in 2010 and 2007, the Oberwager Award in 2009 for outstanding faculty, the Gerald R. Brown 2003 Award for best paper on "Real Estate and Finance" and was a finalist for the 2010 Financial Management Association Best Paper in “Investments.” Prof. Petrova has also won grants from the Real Estate Research Institute in 2008 and 2012.
Dr. Petrova has trained and consulted for investment and real estate professionals in the USA, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to taking an academic position, Dr. Petrova worked as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and as a project finance analyst for Finnvera, Finland’s official Export Credit Agency.
Received tenure at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, 2013
Joined the Department of Finance at Martin J. Whitman School of Management, 2006
Ph.D. in Finance, University of Florida, 2006
M.Sc. in Finance, Hofstra University, 2003
M.Sc. in Business Administration, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland, 2002
Post-graduate Certificate Program in Industrial Management, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999
M.Sc. in International Business Relations, UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1998
B.Sc. in International Business Relations, UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1997
- Commercial real estate
- Commercial real estate pricing
- Real estate investment trusts
- Real estate operations
- Corporate governance
- Corporate restructuring